L-3 Communications Receives $35 Million Contract Award for New Class of In-Line Encryptors.
NEW YORK -- L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that its Communication Systems-East (L-3 CS-East) division, a leading supplier of secure government communication products and systems, has been awarded a five-year, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract by the National Security Agency (NSA) to supply the Talon KOV-26 in-line network encryptor to the federal government, U.S. Military, and other approved customers. The not-to-exceed contract value is $35 million.
Certified by the NSA for Type 1 communications, Talon is a PCMCIA card that provides secure remote access at broadband data rates in a small package requiring no external power source. Talon is a high-speed alternative to the Remote Access Security Program (RASP), which is facing obsolescence.
Talon protects user data up to Top Secret /Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) and is compatible with the High Assurance IP Encryptor Interoperability Specification (HAIPE[TM] IS) protocol. Talon enables high-speed access to classified networks, or to other remote Talon users via the Internet through use of Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) USB communication adapters. Talon includes a user-friendly graphical user interface that makes the security operation transparent to the end user.
The initial release of Talon supports 10/100 Ethernet, but will be software upgradeable to support 802.11 b/g wireless, V.90 dial-up modem, and RS-232 serial interfaces. This upgrade, planned for 1st quarter 2007, will add support for the Future Narrowband Digital Terminal/Secure Communications Interoperability Protocol (FNBDT/SCIP) voice and data protocol.
"As a portable crypto modern solution, Talon provides our customers a means to access and share sensitive information no matter where their travels take them," said Greg Roberts, President and Chief Operating Officer of L-3 CS-East. "This award is a testimony to our world class performance and reputation in secure communications."
L-3 CS-East, based in Camden, NJ, is a leading supplier and developer of Type 1 secure solutions with a broad portfolio of secure voice, data, and encryption products as well as critical enabling technologies including key management and embeddable encryption.
In addition to high assurance COMSEC, L-3 CS-East designs, develops, produces, and integrates communications systems and support equipment for space, ground, air and naval operations. L-3 CS-East is a division of L-3 Communications. To learn more about L-3 CS-East, please visit the division's web site at www.L-3Com.com/cs-east.
Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications is a leading provider of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) systems, secure communications systems, aircraft modernization, training, and government services. The company is a leading merchant supplier of a broad array of high technology products, including guidance and navigation, sensors, scanners, fuzes, data links, propulsion systems, simulators, avionics, electro optics, satellite communications, electrical power equipment, encryption, signal intelligence, antennas and microwave components. L-3 also supports a variety of Homeland Security initiatives with products and services. Its customers include the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, selected U.S. Government intelligence agencies and aerospace prime contractors.
To learn more about L-3 Communications, please visit the company's web site at www.L-3com.com.
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